Cummins’ Zoe Bull crowned HVIA’s top apprentice


2016 HVIA National Apprentice of the Year Zoe Bull with award sponsor NTI's Craig Carmody (left) and prize sponsor Doug Warby of Warby Tools. 2016 HVIA National Apprentice of the Year Zoe Bull with award sponsor NTI's Craig Carmody (left) and prize sponsor Doug Warby of Warby Tools. 2016 HVIA National Apprentice of the Year Zoe Bull with award sponsor NTI's Craig Carmody (left) and prize sponsor Doug Warby of Warby Tools.
2016 HVIA National Apprentice of the Year Zoe Bull (Cummins South Pacific, Carole Park QLD) with other nominees (L to R): Harry Olatkiewicz (Cummins South Pacific, Laverton VIC), Rebecca O’Brien (Cummins South Pacific, Tamworth NSW), Louise Azzopardi (The Tractor Shop, Glossodia NSW), Michael Scott (Cummins South Pacific, Kalgoorlie WA), Ben Watt (Cummins South Pacific, Hexham NSW). 2016 HVIA National Apprentice of the Year Zoe Bull (Cummins South Pacific, Carole Park QLD) with other nominees (L to R): Harry Olatkiewicz (Cummins South Pacific, Laverton VIC), Rebecca O’Brien (Cummins South Pacific, Tamworth NSW), Louise Azzopardi (The Tractor Shop, Glossodia NSW), Michael Scott (Cummins South Pacific, Kalgoorlie WA), Ben Watt (Cummins South Pacific, Hexham NSW). 2016 HVIA National Apprentice of the Year Zoe Bull (Cummins South Pacific, Carole Park QLD) with other nominees (L to R): Harry Olatkiewicz (Cummins South Pacific, Laverton VIC), Rebecca O’Brien (Cummins South Pacific, Tamworth NSW), Louise Azzopardi (The Tractor Shop, Glossodia NSW), Michael Scott (Cummins South Pacific, Kalgoorlie WA), Ben Watt (Cummins South Pacific, Hexham NSW).

Queensland apprentice wins national award at the first HVIA awards night

 

The first Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) National Industry Awards Night has been run and won, with Cummins South Pacific’s Zoe Bull taking out the inaugural National Apprentice of the Year award.

Held on Friday night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the awards night brought together industry members, staff and guests to congratulate a range of nominees and award winners.

Based in Carole Park, Queensland, the newly crowned apprentice of the year, Zoe Bull, was presented with a trophy and tools to the value of $1,300 on the night by former HVIA president Bob Martin and earnt the right for a perpetual trophy to be displayed in her workplace for the next 12 months.

According to her citation, Bull was applauded for her attitude and commitment to her role at Cummins.

"Perhaps it’s a carryover from her time in the Navy, but Zoe's punctuality, preparation and attention to detail, particularly with regards safety, is exemplary," the citation says.

"Zoe's excellent troubleshooting skills and use of diagnostic tools are highly regarded in the Cummins workshop. One supervisor is quoted as saying ‘if I could have twenty Zoe's, I would be a very happy supervisor.’

"To complement her apprenticeship (as a Diesel Engine Specialist), Zoe has also completed a Certificate IV in Business and Frontline Management and is working through a Diploma of Leadership and Management.

"Somewhat humbly, considering Zoe is already regarded as something of a benchmark for other Cummins apprentices around the country, she has expressed her desire to work her way up to a Branch Manager someday.

"Zoe’s supervisors feel that Zoe is selling herself short and see her more likely as a Cummins leader on a global scale in the future."

Event sponsor National Transport Insurance (NTI)’s national development manager of transport Craig Carmody says the "industry has been built on the back of innovators who have come through the ranks with a trade qualification as their foundation."

"I particularly want to pay tribute to Zoe, as the inaugural National Apprentice of the Year," he says. "She sets the perfect example of everything about this award that we are here to support.

Alongside Bull, the winners from the night were:

 

National Apprentice of the Year

Prize: trophy and Warby tools to the value of $1,300                             

Zoe Bull                                   
Certificate III Automotive - Diesel Engine Specialist
Cummins South Pacific, Carole Park QLD


High Achievement 

Prize: certificate and Warby tools to the value of $800 each                             

Louise Azzopardi                      
Certificate III - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
The Tractor Shop, Glossodia NSW

James De Iacovo         
Certificate III - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology          
Scania Australia, Collingwood Park QLD


Certificate of Merit

Prize: certificate and Warby tools to the value of $600 each                             

Tom Workman              
Certificate III - Automotive Electrical Technology
The Brown & Hurley Group, Darra QLD

Ben Watt
Certificate III - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Cummins South Pacific, Hexham NSW

Nicholas Tavella
Certificate III - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Penske Commercial Vehicles (Brisbane Truck Centre) QLD


Certificate of Recognition

Bryce Guest
Certificate III - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Volvo Commercial Vehicles, Wacol QLD

Michael Scott
Certificate III - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Cummins South Pacific, Kalgoorlie WA

Harry Olatkiewicz
Certificate III - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Cummins South Pacific, Laverton VIC

Robert Cooper
Certificate III - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
The Brown & Hurley Group, Darra QLD

Rebecca O’Brien 
Certificate III - Automotive Sales
Cummins South Pacific, Tamworth NSW

Aiden Philp
Certificate III - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Volvo Commercial Vehicles, Wacol QLD

Alister Mearns
Certificate III - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
The Brown and Hurley Group, Yatala QLD

 

 

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